Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 5 Present simple

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Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 5 Present simple (1)

 Present simple is formed by:

  • subject + verb (s/es)… .
  • subject + don’t/doesn’t + verb… .
  • Do/Does (n’t) + subject + verb.?
  • Wh + do/ does (n’t) + subject + verb.?

To express thoughts and feelings

  • For repeated actions

In phrases like I promise/agree/advise/insist/refuse/suggest…

For timetable and official programmes, even those related to future.

When we talk about the future, present simple tense is used after these connectives:

  • after as soon as before as by the time until when while

Always in present simple means every time but it means very often, usually with an added meaning of too often to irritate you, when used in the present continuous tense.

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